It can be very irritating and annoying to shave when you have sensitive skin. If you aren’t careful, instead of having nice smooth legs or a handsome clean-shaven face, you will end up with a rash. Instead of wanting to show off your pretty legs or your handsome face, you’ll be wearing long pants or wishing you had a mask! It doesn’t have to be that way! Here are a few good tips to help people with sensitive skin shave without distress.
Sometimes, the best thing to do for your skin is nothing at all. Many people, in an attempt to correct one blemish, go so far that their skin becomes quite stressed, and it shows. If your skin is angry, treat it kindly. Seek out the gentlest soaps you can find – or avoid soap altogether if you can (there are several gentle non-soap cleansers such as Cetaphil on the market). Use an oil-free moisturizer to avoid that tight feeling, and give your skin a break!
In order to maintain healthy skin, be sure to use lotion after showering when needed. This will ensure that you have moist, healthy skin. When choosing your moisturizer, be sure to choose one that will not clog your skin’s pores. Keeping healthy, moisturized skin is key to looking young and feeling good.
Cut down on fatty and sugary foods. Fried foods and foods high in sugar may taste good, but they wreak havoc on your face. Eliminate them from your diet as much as possible, and that includes soft drinks. Replace those junk foods with healthier alternatives (for example, eat yogurt instead of ice cream) and watch your skin improve.
To protect the sensitive, delicate skin around the eye area, invest in a good pair of sunglasses. The ideal pair should wrap entirely around your temples, which protects the whole area from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. Lenses should be uniformly tinted and should also block ultraviolet light.
If you use bath oils, it is best to apply them only after you have rinsed your skin and gently towel-dried it. Using oils in the bath water may trap cleansing ingredients on the surface of your skin, causing dehydration and irritation. By waiting until you are clean and dry, you can ensure that your skin is better prepared to absorb the nourishing properties of the oil.
To treat dry and flaky legs during pregnancy, try mixing one cup of white sugar with one cup of ultra-absorbent canola or sesame oil. Before taking a bath or shower, generously apply the mixture to your legs, and gently massage it in circular motions. This removes dead skin cells, which then allows the skin to more effectively absorb moisture.
By following these tips, you can shave your sensitive skin without mayhem! It may take a little longer to proceed with caution and handle with care, but these steps will result in a shaving experience that is pleasant and comfortable, as opposed to traumatic. You will surely be a lot happier with your shaving results when you can feel proud to show your face or legs in public!